Wednesday, January 30, 2013
KWANZA HALL TO LAUNCH THE 2013 EDITION OF THE YEAR OF BOULEVARD
District 2 Councilmember Kwanza Hall
Fourth Ward Alliance
2013 Year of Boulevard Kickoff
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Atlanta, GA 30308
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Building on the strides made in 2012, District 2 Councilmember Kwanza Hall will
join the Fourth Ward Alliance neighborhood association to kick off the 2013
edition of Year of Boulevard on Thursday, January 10.
Boulevard community has a lot to be proud of," said Hall. "We did what
we said we would do in 2012. We kept our focus and created a solid foundation of
accomplishments and relationships to build upon this year. Many Atlanta
nonprofit agencies have answered the call to serve the families of the Boulevard
corridor in 2013. I can’t wait to introduce them on Thursday.”
is inviting all Atlantans to join him and Boulevard corridor neighbors for the
meeting, hosted by Tabernacle Baptist Church, 475 Boulevard NE 30308.
Attendees are invited to socialize over refreshments from 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Year of Boulevard nonprofit and government partners will have literature tables
and registration for their programs. The neighborhood meeting begins promptly at
7 p.m. Families are welcome to bring their children as free childcare will
the meeting Hall will premiere a video highlighting the achievements from the
first year of the initiative and will introduce 2013 partners to the community.
The Tabernacle Baptist Church choir will perform as well.
in January of 2012, the Year of Boulevard has been the catalyst for a new police
mini-precinct located within Atlanta Medical Center, spring and fall community
cleanup efforts along the corridor, four summer camps for 450 youth sponsored by
community stakeholders, and improvements to the Bedford Pine properties. Atlanta
City Council District 2’s Boulevard corridor contains the highest
concentration of poverty in the southeastern United States.
his efforts to improve the Boulevard corridor, the W.K.Kellogg Foundation
recently selected Hall as the recipient of a fellowship to collaborate with
other elected officials from across the country engaged in similar grassroots
community improvement efforts. Hall and a team of five Atlanta stakeholders will
travel to Los Angeles the week of January 14, 2013, to work with their peers
from seven U. S. cities, including Baltimore, Newark, Nashville, and Oakland.